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3rd Women's ODI: India lose to S. Africa by 7 wickets

IANS  |  Potchefstroom (South Africa) 

After two consecutive wins, the Indian women's team lost to by seven wickets in the third and final One-Day International here on Saturday.

After opting to bat, posted 240 in 50 overs, thanks to Deepti Sharma (79), Veda Krishnamurthy (56) and Shikha Pandey (31 not out). Both Deepti and Veda registered their respective eighth fifties in ODI

In reply, rode on an 118-run third-wicket stand between Mignon du Preez (90 not out) and (59) to chase down the target with seven wickets and 0.4 overs to spare. Andrie Steyn contributed 30 runs.

(41) and du Preex shared an unbeaten 72-run partnership for the fourth wicket to seal the win for the hosts, who gained two valuable points in the ICC Women's Championship.

For India, Ekta Bisht, Shikha and Poonam Yadav picked a wicket each.

Brief scores: India: 240 all out in 50 overs (Deepti Sharma 79, Veda Krishnamurthy 56, Shikha Pandey 31 not out; Shabnim Ismail 4/30, 2/48) vs South Africa: 241/3 in 49.2 overs (Mignon du Preez 90 not out, 59, 41 not out; Ekta Bisht 1/38, Shikha Pandey 1/43, Poonam Yadav 1/52).

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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 00:42 IST
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